Thousands of students applied for the White House Internship program this fall, and of the nearly 150 students selected, four were from North Carolina.
Students from Duke University, Winston-Salem State University and UNC-Wilmington were among those awarded the internship. All selected students recently begun their stints on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The eight-week internship program is offered three times a year and allows students to intern for various offices in the White House, including the Department of Cabinet Affairs and the Offices of Legislative Affairs and Presidential Correspondence.
WHITE HOUSE INTERNS
Four students from North Carolina were among the nearly 150 students awarded the White House internship:
- Natalya Wallin, Duke University
- Jonathan Amgott, Duke University
- Christian Johnson, Winston-Salem State University
- Bishop Reid, UNC-Wilmington
Thom Rakes, director of UNC-W’s Career Center, said about 6,000 students apply for the internship program each session.
“This program will mentor and cultivate young leaders of today and tomorrow,” said President Barack Obama in a statement about the program in 2009. “I’m proud that they will have this opportunity to serve.”